Is Soulja Boy's ‘Crank That’ dance really getting added to Fortnite? - Dexerto

Is Soulja Boy’s ‘Crank That’ dance really getting added to Fortnite?

Published: 12/Nov/2018 16:33 Updated: 12/Nov/2018 16:37

by Matt Porter


Fans of popular rapper Deandre Way, better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, may soon be able to perform one of the artist’s signature dances in Fortnite Battle Royale.

The rapper gained worldwide fame in back in 2007 when his debut single ‘Crank That’ topped the US Billboard Top 100, and went to number two in the UK Singles charts.

The video for the song featured Soulja Boy alongside various other rappers such as Bow Wow and Rich Boy, backup dancers and even children all performing the signature dance which shares the same name as the single that inspired it.


While the video was released 11 years ago, it seems like Way’s signature Crank That dance may make an appearance in 2018’s biggest cultural phenomenon, Fortnite Battle Royale.

In a tweet posted on Sunday, November 11, Soulja Boy stated that a “little bug” had told him that a ‘Crank That Soulja Boy’ emote would be coming to the popular battle royale title “soon.”

Soulja Boy and Fortnite may seem like an odd mix, but the hip hop artist has been streaming his gameplay on Twitch back in September, and has since amassed over 34,000 followers on the live streaming platform.

Recently, Soulja Boy won his first game on stream and the American got extremely hyped up as he hilariously celebrated his Victory Royale.


Epic Games haven’t officially announced that the Soulja Boy emote is coming to Fortnite or when players will be able to get their hands on the popular dance. However, with the rapper teasing it’s arrival on Twitter, it’s likely to appear in the in-game shop in the near future.